Project information

Joybells School and Orphanage India

Joybells School and Orphanage. India
Joybells saves children who are abandoned and gives them a full and rounded education in a beautiful school at the foothills of the Himalayas. The school is a not-for-profit run by dedicated volunteers and takes children out of poverty to reach their potential.

January 2008 - December 2016

Charity information: Jeremy and Kim White Foundation

Jeremy and Kim White Foundation logo
  • Need


    Raise sufficient funds to enable the children to move on to higher education


    By establishing an educational foundation that will enable all school graduates to move on to higher education and remain part of the Joybells family until they are self sufficient

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Raise an educational endowment


    » Contribute our own funds and seek help from other organisations. White Foundation ensures that there are zero administrative costs from fund raising

    What success will look like

    Success will ensure that Joybells has a long term endowment so that all children will be able to go on to further education.

  • Impact


    We will ensure success by on long term monitoring of the work of Joybells and regular visits to meet children and the volunteers who run the school and orphanage. We also encourage supporters to visit the school and to volunteer to work at the school for any time from a week or more.


    The risk is that we cannot raise sufficient funds to ensure that all students can benefit from a full education.


    Our website is updated regularly. We also visit the orphanage and have friends and family who work as volunteers. We keep in regular contact by email and telephone to monitor progress.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £250,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £250,000 Higher education Cost per child. Based on 25 children per year for 10 years

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Jeremy White £10,000 Conditional
  • Background


    Joybells is located in Dehradun a town 250 km north of Delhi. The school has several acres of land that include sports fields, accommodation, class rooms and a working organic farm to ensure that the children have three nutritious meals each day.


    The orphan children cared for by Joybells school

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have known the founders of Joybells school for over 20 years. We visit the school and know that every pound donated goes to help the children. We ensure that all money is carefully spent and accounted for.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Col Surindar Singh

    Colonel Singh has served as an aide to several Prime Ministers and is a famous explorer in India. He now dedicates his lift to helping Joybells.

    Joy Singh

    Joy is the founder of Joybells and has dedicated her life to supporting very poor children in India

Joy with children in the vegitable gardens

Joy with children in the vegitable gardens